Category : Lingerie

When is the Right time to buy a Maternity Bra?

Every mum to be must at some point address the need for a maternity bra. Otherwise known as nursing bras, these bras make it easy to breastfeed – but they serve other purposes as well. Maternity bras come in an array of styles and you need to find the right one for you. Fullness and

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A Little Story about Slips

The slip is the successor to the older petticoat and chemise as worn during the Edwardian era. While the chemise covered the entire torso down to below the knee, the petticoat was worn from the waist down only and often gave shape to the outer garment. A slip can be a full slip or a

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Why Wear a Bodysuit?

A bodysuit is an all-in-one garment which covers the torso and crotch, and can be a form of underwear. It often has a snap-crotch for easy access for toileting. Many of us who are old enough will remember our mothers or grandmothers wearing these garments as “foundation” pieces; they were very popular in the 1960’s

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Undressed Exhibition

On Sunday July 12, 2015, at 10am, the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney’s inner city suburb of Ultimo is showcasing its exhibition “Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion”. This exhibition was organised by London’s famous Victoria and Albert Museum, and features over eighty items from the V&A’s remarkable collection of underwear. Many of these have

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G-Strings – The Pros and Cons

G-Strings. Otherwise known as “thongs”, you either love them or hate them. I have to admit, I am a fan – and have been for the last two decades, when I discovered them at the age of nineteen. My mother was confused by this. My grandmother was scandalised. They could never see how it could

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The Joys of Bra Shopping – the Teen Perspective

As a teenager, I have mixed feelings about bras. Most of those feelings are negative. As an example, when the only bra I have left is that one bra which is visible through my shirt. As I walk around, I’m perfectly aware that every single person in my vicinity knows the colour of one half

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Knickers Snippets…

Acquired from the estate of the late Baron Joseph de Bicske Dobronyi, and auctioned on eBay in 2012, a pair of underwear reputed to have belonged to Queen Elizabeth II sold for US $18,000. Described as a “museum quality collectible”, the panties were mistakenly left onboard a chartered plane in 1968, which was used that

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Underwear Museum

Have you ever visited an underwear museum? London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has a travelling exhibition called “Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion”. Currently on exhibit at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Victoria, Australia, it highlights pieces from the V&A’s extensive underwear collection, which dates back to the seventeenth century. The history of

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More Fun Facts About Undies!

Your Undies offer a peak into how “High Maintenance” you might be! Apparently, a woman who favours white cotton underwear is easier to get along with than a girl who likes satin and lace smalls. According to a clinical researcher named Dr. Baumgartner, simple undies are worn by women who are comfortable in their own

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Bridal Lingerie – An Evolution

One of a bride’s most important considerations, second only to her choice of wedding gown, is her choice of bridal lingerie. Just as fashions have evolved over time, so too have the styles and trends in bridal lingerie… Minoan women in ancient Crete saw their breasts as symbols of power. They wore strips of leather

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